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Dr. Vladimir Tabakman, DDS, MS

Orthodontist

Bellaire, TX

About Dr. Vladimir Tabakman

Dr. Vladimir Tabakman earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Houston. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Tabakman completed a two-year residency and received a master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. He was on the Dean’s Honor List, graduated with the highest honors, and was awarded the Dental Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. His research has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Tabakman has been voted one of the top orthodontists by H Magazine since 2007. His practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a personal and comfortable environment using the latest technology to create outstanding results. Therefore, Dr. Tabakman believes in continued education for him and his team in order to stay abreast of the newest technology in orthodontics. In fact, he was recently one of four orthodontists chosen from hundreds of applicants to present a difficult orthodontic case at a national Invisalign® meeting in Las Vegas. Community involvement is important to Dr. Tabakman and his team. He enjoys going to local schools to educate children on the importance of having and maintaining good oral health. West Houston Orthodontics also holds complimentary clinics for the schools in order to equip their athletes with mouthguards to protect their mouths during their sport season. Dr. Tabakman has also provided numerous scholarships, support for local team sports and continues to add more events every year. Dr. Tabakman has been a Houston resident since 1990. He enjoys spending time with his family.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Specialties

  • Orthodontist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Texas, San Antonio, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Detroit Mercy, Master's in Orthodontics

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Greater Houston Dental Society

Awards and publications

  • "Top Doc," H Texas Magazine
  • Top 1% of North America Invisalign Provider
  • Diamond Invisalign Provider

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417032467

Overall rating
4.8
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The front desk did not have my appointment or details in the system when I arrived despite sending my patient formson Zoc Doc. I was told that the practice did not accept forms through the app and had to refill all my information. When I did finally see Dr. Vladimir I felt rushed when it came to the Invisalign consult and felt awkward asking questions as they were greeted with a short answer, abruptness and lack of explanation when I clearly just wanted to understand what is a very time intensive and expensive treatment. I have veneers on my upper teeth and wanted to fully understand the implication of moving these teeth and did not feel that the doctor took my concerns seriously. I did not feel at all comfortable proceeding; I realize Dr. Vladimir is a diamond provider but for me this does not make up for genuine patient care and I will not be back.
The front desk did not have my appointment or details in the system when I arrived despite sending my patient forms on Zoc Doc. I was told that the practice didnot accept forms through the app and had to refill all my information. When I did finally see Dr. Vladimir I felt rushed when it came to the Invisalign consult and felt awkward asking questions as they were greeted with a short answer, abruptness and lack of explanation when I clearly just wanted to understand what is a very time intensive and expensive treatment. I have veneers on my upper teeth and wanted to fully understand the implication of moving these teeth and did not feel that the doctor took my concerns seriously. I did not feel at all comfortable proceeding; I realize Dr. Vladimir is a diamond provider but for me this does not make up for genuine patient care and I will not be back.
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This was my first visit and I went in for an Ortho Consultation. Right away I was greeted by all ofthe staff at the front desk. There was no wait time when I checked in, and Clarissa came to get me. She started with a tour, provided me with the details of the visit and did my x-rays and photos. She was professional and very courteous. I was offered chap stick and water. Dr. Tabakman was also very professional and thorough in his time with me. I got a full explanation of treatment with multiple options and decided to receive treatment. Everything was excellent and I look forward to braces treatment from Dr. Tabakman
This was my first visit and I went in for an Ortho Consultation. Right away I was greeted by all of the staff at the front desk. There was no waittime when I checked in, and Clarissa came to get me. She started with a tour, provided me with the details of the visit and did my x-rays and photos. She was professional and very courteous. I was offered chap stick and water. Dr. Tabakman was also very professional and thorough in his time with me. I got a full explanation of treatment with multiple options and decided to receive treatment. Everything was excellent and I look forward to braces treatment from Dr. Tabakman
Devan F. · December 5, 2017

Dr. Vladimir Tabakman's office locations

Houston Orthodontic Specialists

5001 Bissonnet St, Suite 105

Bellaire, TX 77401

Houston Orthodontic Specialists

1510 Eldridge Pkwy, Suite 114

Houston, TX 77077

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The front desk did not have my appointment or details in the system when I arrived despite sending my patient forms on Zoc Doc. I was told that the practice did not accept forms through the app and had to refill all my information. When I did finally see Dr. Vladimir I felt rushed when it came to the Invisalign consult and felt awkward asking questions as they were greeted with a short answer, abruptness and lack of explanation when I clearly just wanted to understand what is a very time intensive and expensive treatment. I have veneers on my upper teeth and wanted to fully understand the implication of moving these teeth and did not feel that the doctor took my concerns seriously. I did not feel at all comfortable proceeding; I realize Dr. Vladimir is a diamond provider but for me this does not make up for genuine patient care and I will not be back.

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This was my first visit and I went in for an Ortho Consultation. Right away I was greeted by all of the staff at the front desk. There was no wait time when I checked in, and Clarissa came to get me. She started with a tour, provided me with the details of the visit and did my x-rays and photos. She was professional and very courteous. I was offered chap stick and water. Dr. Tabakman was also very professional and thorough in his time with me. I got a full explanation of treatment with multiple options and decided to receive treatment. Everything was excellent and I look forward to braces treatment from Dr. Tabakman

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Everyone was super nice I loved my experience! I would recommend 100%

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Quick, professional, neat

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Loved it!

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We were very satisfied on our first visit and we are looking forward to continue to be and happy and satisfied with our subsequent visits coming soon. The staff were professional and knowledgeable and there were many of them which was probably one of the reasons why we received undivided attention and overall satisfaction . The staff appear happy and not burnout as I have noticed in other places.Well staffing makes a lot of difference.

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Beautiful facility, awesome, friendly staff. Everyone I came into contact with had a smile on their face and greeted me respectfully!

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First visit - super friendly and welcoming staff & doctor. You can tell his staff is happy and that's always a pleasure.

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Promised doctor!

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Dr. Tabakman and the whole staff at West Houston Orthodontics were amazing! They make you feel like family the whole time. Everywhere you go, everyone calls you by your first name. They all take the time to get to know you as a person and genuinely take interest in your life!

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Perfect I loved it

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